Kistufell – The comatose volcano

Iceland has many active volcanoes; at least 27 of them are counted as active central volcanoes. There is probably more than twice that number that are capable of having an eruption at some time or another. This leads us often on marry chases as one or another of them suffers from a magmatic intrusion into…

Bárdarbunga calling

Á SPRENGISANDI Ríðum, ríðum, rekum yfir sandinn, rennur sól á bak við Arnarfell. Hér á reiki’ er margur óhreinn andinn úr því fer að skyggja á jökulsvell. . . . This is one of the most famous Icelandic folk songs, talking about people riding over the highland desert, on the Sprengisandur track, hurrying on horseback…

What’s going on at Katla? Part 2

Part 2, A view of Katla So what really is going on at Katla? Well, we’re not really there yet. In this instalment, I will summarise what I have learnt from reading various scientific or otherwise papers and articles and my current understanding of it. At certain points I will supplement this with what I…